Saluki

The Saluki's origin is tied to the region of the Middle East. The breed was a part of many nomadic tribes that traveled throughout the region.

They are 58–71 cm and 13–30 kg in weight. The overall appearance of the Saluki is one of grace and symmetry. Salukis are "sight" hounds which means they sight the quarry, run it down, catch and retrieve/dispatch it. There are two coat types evident in the Saluki gene pool: smooth and feathered. In both varieties males may range from 23 to 28 inches at the top of the shoulder with females measuring somewhat smaller.

A true Saluki retains the qualities of hunting hounds and may seem reserved and aloof. They learn quickly but can get bored with repetition, so training sessions should be short and varied. Sensitive and intelligent, the Saluki should never be trained using force or hard-handed methods.

They will "sing" (a high pitched howl, with oscillating volume) when they feel that something is wrong or when a member of the family is away for a long period of time. This "singing" can also be for bonding in the family (pack) group. Salukis have a fairly long life span, living an average of 13–16 years.

Salukis need plenty of exercise, but allowing one to run freely may mean that it will go on the hunt and never return. If chasing something, this dog will ignore its owner's calls. A good way to burn off a Saluki's energy is to go bike riding as it trots along beside you.

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Saluki Dog Club Directory

- Photo gallery, upcoming events details and news. Michigan, United States.
- An association of fanciers in the United States. Includes information on the breed, rescue organizations, breeder referrals, show results and a calendar of events.
- Club and breed history, activities, membership and rescue information, breeder referral and calendar of events.
- Photos, show results, and a breeder referral. California, United States.
- Information on the club and breed, news and publication advertising details. [Swedish and English]
- Sponsors an annual Saluki specialty. Past winners, upcoming show details, club contact and meeting information. Oregon, United States.


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